Recycling project in Ghana: tires, e-waste and refrigeration systems


E-waste junkyard in Ghana

In the end of November, Ghana’s president John Mahama commissioned the construction of a state-of-the-art recycling recycling facility in Accra, Ghana. The project is to deal with vast accumulations of end-of-life tires, used refrigeration systems and e-waste in Ghana.

The first phase of construction will cover recycling of electronic and electrical waste and convert used goods into new valuable products through an environment-friendly process. The first phase of financing is estimated at some USD 30 million. According to Francis Bullen Gavor, project coordinator, it will take around 12 months to complete the construction of the recycling facility.

The e-waste recycling program is expected to create some 400,000 jobs across the entire country, says Gavor. He added, that this was not a one-time job but a sustainable employment for young men and women undertaking that type of business. Also, to recycle used electronics in a more professional manner, new recycling technologies and techniques are being applied in the project. Gavor also claims that the initiative is going to be the first large-scale e-waste recycling project in Africa. It is due to the fact that the program will target not only e-waste, but a combination of tire recycling, recycling of refrigeration systems and electronic waste.

Due to the lack of full-fledged recycling systems, nowadays garbage sorters in Ghana burn the waste. Moreover, Ghana is notoriously known as the biggest e-waste dumpsite in the world and one of the most polluted places on Earth.

Currently, scrap dealers and garbage sorters burn tires and the rest of the waste at what has become known as the biggest e-waste dumpsite in the world and one of the most polluted places on earth.

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8 thoughts on “Recycling project in Ghana: tires, e-waste and refrigeration systems

  1. Israel Solomon

    HI,am Israel Solomon from Nigeria I pick interest in what u doing and what to be a partner in recycling all un-used items in support of making a world a green a clean place to live. Feel free to contact me. Am willing and ready in working with u in any area of interest. Thank u

  2. Limengyao

    Thank you for sharing this article, e-waste need to be recycled by a new and environmental method, there are many e-waste troubling with us.

  3. JOE obot

    Hi Sir,
    My name is Joe Obot from Nigeria, I am currently working with a new company name Pride Hygiene Recycling in Nigeria. We have purchased some waste recycling machines for a start up, they include: two BH20 plastic, paper and aluminum can baler and one plastic shredder. Looking at quantity of waste in the country we wouldn’t cope, so sir I am considering if we can go into real partnership in every area of waste to be able to cater for the amount of waste in Nigeria.
    Please kindly advise or give your input on this request.
    Sincerely yours,
    Joe Obot.

    1. marixandolo

      Dear Sir, thank you for your message. We will get in touch with you shortly. Kind regards, Robert Weibold


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